Nov 14, 2012 2:00am PST
pumps have forced toyota to recall 2.7 million vehicles, including some prius hybrids and corollas. >>> target employees have nearly 200,000 signatures for a petition asking not to open at 9:00 p.m. on thanksgiving night. >>> strike debt, an offshoot of occupy wall street, has a new way to help struggling 99 percenters. a group of professors, filmmakers and corporate dropouts has raised $129,000 to wipe out $2.5 million of defaulted debt for random people. >>> meanwhile, here's a meal for 1 percenters with 99% taste, we'd imagine. 500 bucks for kobe beef topped with and stuffed with truffles at a beverly hills hotel. better be good. >>> more enduring indulgence. mark rothko's 1954 oil on canvass number one royal red and blue brought in more than $75.1 million at sotheby's last night. >>> well, an incredible mud slide caught on tape plus the woman and the idiot sign she must wear. >>> and the jury verdict that breaks an unofficial police code of silence. headlines are straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four.
Nov 14, 2012 3:00am PST
al asad stay in power. >> and from our parade of papers, "the chicago tribune," toyota is recalling 2.75 million vehicles. among them, certain models of the popular hybrid the prius. the recalls stem from problems with the vehicle's steering mechanism. and in the case of the hybrids, the system's water pump, this is the second multicar recall by toyota in the last two months. >>> joining us now with the "politico playbook," executive editor jim vandehei. jim, good morning to you. >> morning, guys. how you doing? >> doing good. you described the tactic in the fiscal cliff negotiations as sort of a game of good cop/bad cop between mcconnell and john boehner. can you help explain that? >> mitch mcconnell who runs the senate republican caucus, he's definitely playing the role of the bad cop in that he does not want to compromise at all on tax cuts, has taken a much more hard-line approach, has the bulk of his time talking to "the wall street journal" editorial page, basically speaking to the base. where you have speaker boehner talking in much more conciliatory tones and talking about get